20/52: This is Going to Hurt

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I can’t quite believe it but I actually, for the first time throughout my reading challenge, have a back catalogue of book reviews to post. I set myself the, in hindsight, ridiculous challenge (which you can follow over on my Goodreads account) to read fifty-two books this year. While I am far from being ahead, […]

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19/52: Difficult Women

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As if by magic, I have finished reading the nineteenth book of this year, Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. My New Year’s Resolution was to read fifty-two books this year and, in turn, document it over on┬ámy Goodreads account. With a new job giving me evenings and weekends alongside a holiday booked for next month, […]

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18/52: Leah on the Off Beat

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Today I’ve spent my Saturday exactly as I would have back in the day; after a run, I hid away from the dull day outside with a book. Specifically, Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli. I’ve challenged myself to read fifty-two books this year (check out my Goodreads account HERE) and have, thus […]

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How to Be a Productive Morning Person


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I come from a family of morning people. In my house, a sleep in means waking up at seven in the morning and waking up past eight requires a disapproving glare. Admittedly I am not as devout to seven AM as the rest of my family; if I’m honest, however, the rest of them should […]

June 27, 2018

15/52: Little Fires Everywhere


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I have finished the fifteenth book of the year, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I am still tackling my, upon reflection, stupid idea to read fifty-two books this year. If you’d like to watch me continue to fail (I need to book in three holidays just to catch up), feel free to follow me […]

June 17, 2018

The Mini Edinburgh City Guide


Kathventures

Edinburgh, it’s safe to say, stole my heart. It’s a grand but cosy, loud but content city that is easy to get lost in. Thankfully, though, it’s even easier to find a nice beer. The streets are hugged by buildings that exhale the city’s rich history and charming culture. If you’ve not been to Edinburgh […]

June 14, 2018

Edinburgh’s Best Drinking Spots


Kathventures

Two English people walk into some Scottish bars… Aaron and I love checking out local bars and pubs when we are visiting a new place. And Edinburgh, I can confirm, has plenty of bars and pubs. We tested out local gins (of which are also plenty!), lager, wine and even tried an obligatory whisky. Over […]

June 7, 2018

A Foodie’s Edinburgh Itinerary


Kathventures

When Aaron and I go away, we make it our mission to try as much food as our tourist bellies will allow. While, like everyone else, we love sightseeing and learning about the cities we gatecrash, our favourite part of being on holiday is learning about a place’s culture via their cuisine. We always endeavour […]

June 3, 2018

Leg Day: Edinburgh Half Marathon


The Adventures of a Kathlete

On Sunday I ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon and achieved a bright blue t-shirt, an Edinburgh skyline medal and an entirely frustrating personal best. More on that later, though. Aaron and I headed to the city centre at 7am (for an 8am start?!?!). We joined our pink wave, alongside our friend Jacob and his brother, […]

May 31, 2018

Three Five Star Predictions


Kath's Bookshelf

As someone who has set themselves a Goodreads challenge (that they’re currently very terrified of), I take my Goodreads ratings very seriously. I don’t take five star ratings lightly. Fellow Goodreads users will understand the seriousness of deciding a book is worthy of that almighty five star rating. Recently I watched a video by Sanne […]

May 27, 2018

Pre Race Day Pasta


Kath's Kitchen

As a fan of carbohydrates and Italian cuisine, I am unsurprisingly a big believer in the power of pasta the day before event day. As I am running the Edinburgh half marathon tomorrow, I’ll later be cooking up a pasta storm in our little Airbnb with the boyfriend so we are 13.1 miles ready in […]

May 26, 2018

14/52: Whistle in the Dark


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I have officially finished reading the fourteenth book of the year; Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey. I picked it up as April’s bookshop buy (since deciding I should buy a book a month from a bookshop so as to support the places I love to hang out in so much) because I saw […]

May 25, 2018

How to Get Out of a Reading Slump


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A runner’s greatest hamartia is athlete’s foot; a writer’s is the dreaded writer’s block. A reader’s most painful downfall, however, is The Reading Slump. A reading slump defies all logic and can strike even midway through a book a reader is truly enjoying (*cough cough* Ready Player One); it can crop up when a reader […]

May 19, 2018